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Why Electrified Transportation Needs Microgrids

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Government officials in Montgomery County, Maryland don’t have to speculate about the importance of energy resilience. In 2012 a Derecho hit the mid-Atlantic, leading to the deaths of 13 people. The Derecho also caused extended power outages for more than 250,000 residents, and this combined with th...

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Bob Meinetz on June 17, 2019

"'Microgrids can help with power availability if the distribution grid can’t accommodate those loads. You can bring in a microgrid and not need a system upgrade,' says Kiliccote."

Got it. So instead of investing in a hardened, resilient "distribution" grid, we should create islands where special interests and wealthy consumers can continue to have service, while the unwashed millions wallow in dysfunction when it goes down.

Just what we need - a wider gulf between the haves/have-nots.

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